Ray Wilkins opines that Premier League side Liverpool must buy players if they want to remain competitive next term.
He advised manager Jurgen Klopp to get talented players that fit right into their roles ahead of their Champions League show next term.
Alberto Moreno started in left back role but after poor performances, he was dropped and James Milner took over. Wilkins said Milner did well in an unfamiliar role but asked that the star be returned to the wide role or the midfield.
Wilkins says the player must be replaced is Liverpol want to perform well in the league and on the continent. (more…)
James Milner believes Jordan Henderson can be a “great leader” for England having been named captain for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier in Slovenia.
The Interim manager, Gareth Southgate benched Wayne Rooney for the match after their Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Malta at Wembley, with Henderson set to deputize.
The 30-year old Liverpool’s vice-captain who retired international footballer after England’s flop at Euro 2016, said Henderson deserves to captain the Three Lions.
“It is amazing and fully deserved,” Milner told Liverpool’s official website. “He is a top player with a top attitude, he is a great captain here – obviously I have played under him for the last year. Last year times were tough for him when he was injured and desperate to be out on the field, but he was a great leader even when he wasn’t playing, which isn’t the easiest thing to do.
“He has shown what a good captain he is really. When things aren’t going well for you, that’s when your strengths come through as a captain. He showed that last year and obviously this year on the field he has been playing amazingly. He will be a great leader for England as well.”
James Milner has reflected on the upcoming match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield.
He believes that this match gives a great opportunity to get the club back on the winning track. Both clubs have struggled for form this season, but the situation at Liverpool has been getting worse in recent weeks. The honeymoon period for manager Jurgen Klopp looks well and truly over after sloppy defeats against teams from near the bottom of the table. Milner came to the club in the summer on a free transfer from Manchester City and he immediately found himself as one of the leaders in the squad.
The former Aston Villa winger says that it is clear that both United and Liverpool have not been at the best this season. However, he went for the home team will help them build some confidence ahead of the upcoming matches. Since Klopp’s results against the top teams have been excellent, they are expected to dominate this home match. United, meanwhile, continue to struggle in front of goal and this has been their major Achilles heel under Louis van Gaal. Wayne Rooney’s return to form, though, is a major boost for the Red Devils, who still remain in contention for the league title success according to Van Gaal. (more…)
James Milner played in 31 Premier League matches for Manchester City of the past season, just by judging from this statistic and amount of games played for his club, anyone would consider the English midfielder to be an important and regular player for the Premier League club but after taking a closer inspection things aren’t as great as it seems like for Milner at the Etihad Stadium as he spends a large period of time on the bench.
Out of the 31 league matches that he played for City in the previous season, 19 of them arrived from the bench and a big chunk of those matches only saw Milner playing for nothing more than 30 minutes in each game.
Milner is 29 years old and he is well aware that at this stage of his career, it’s time to start analyzing what to do in the final seasons and years that are left in him. This is one of the biggest reasons of why he decided to join Liverpool as he left behind his career with Manchester United which expanded to almost 5 years.
A lot of people are baffled by Milner’s decision of leaving Manchester City and joining Liverpool. Manchester City indeed does have a better chance of snatching bigger titles such as: The Premier League and the Champions League. City are one of the favorites of becoming the new champions of England and taking the crown away from Chelsea but Liverpool on the other hand would be happy if they are able to secure a spot in the Champions League which is something that they failed to do in this past season. (more…)
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